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redshift

[red-shift] /ˈrɛdˌʃɪft/
noun, Astronomy
1.
a shift toward longer wavelengths of the spectral lines emitted by a celestial object that is caused by the object moving away from the earth.
Also, red shift.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; red1 + shift
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British Dictionary definitions for red-shift

redshift

/ˈredˌʃɪft/
noun
1.
a shift in the lines of the spectrum of an astronomical object towards a longer wavelength (the red end of an optical spectrum), relative to the wavelength of these lines in the terrestrial spectrum, usually as a result of the Doppler effect caused by the recession of the object Compare blueshift
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